MetaRuby Trust Levels

Functionality (and moderation ability) in MetaRuby is unlocked as you progress through Trust Levels.

All new members start at Level 0 and can’t do the following:

  • Send private messages to other users
  • Reply as new topic in the right gutter (UI removed)
  • Flag posts
  • Post any images
  • Post any attachments
  • Post more than 2 hyperlinks in a post
  • Have actual links in the ‘about me’ field of their profile (will be silently and temporarily converted to plain text)
  • Mention more than 2 users in a post

Level 1 - Basic

Criteria to get to level 1…

  • enter at least 5 topics
  • read at least 30 posts
  • spend a total of 10 minutes reading posts

You can then use all core functions:

  • Upload images and attachments
  • Edit wiki posts
  • Flag posts
  • Have all new user (Level 0) restrictions removed

Level 2 - Members

Members keep coming back to the site, and have participated long enough to earn complete citizenship.

Get level 2 by…

  • Visiting at least 15 days, not sequentially
  • Casting at least 1 like
  • Receiving at least 1 like
  • Replying to at least 3 different topics
  • Entering at least 20 topics
  • Reading at least 100 posts
  • Spend a total of 60 minutes reading posts

Users at trust level 2 can…

  • Use the “Invite others to this topic” button
  • Invite outside users to PMs making a group PM
  • Daily like limit increased by 1.5 ×

Level 3 - Regular

Regulars are the most active readers and reliable contributors over long periods of time.

Get to trust level 3 by…

This is time and activity based, unlike the previous levels. In the last 100 days…

  • Must have visited at least 50% of days
  • Must have replied to at least 10 different topics
  • Of topics created in the last 100 days, must have viewed 25%
  • Of posts created in the last 100 days, must have read 25%
  • Must have received 20 likes, and given 30 likes.*
  • Must not have received more than 5 spam or offensive flags (with unique posts and unique users for each, confirmed by a moderator)
  • Must not have been suspended

*These likes must be across a minimum number of different users (1/5 the number), across a minimum number of different days (1/4 the number). Likes cannot be from PMs.

Unlike other trust levels, you can lose trust level 3 status. If you dip below these requirements, whether from flagging or the passage of time, you will be demoted to Member. However, in order to avoid constant promotion/demotion situations, there is a 2-week grace period immediately after gaining Trust Level 3 during which you will not be demoted.

Users at trust level 3 can…

  • Recategorize and rename topics
  • Access a private “frequent flier’s lounge” category only visible to users at trust level 3 and higher
  • Have all their links followed (we remove automatic nofollow288)
  • Spam flags cast on TL0 user posts immediately reach the action threshold
  • Daily like limit increased by 2 ×

Level 4 - Leader

Leaders are regulars who have been around forever and seen everything. They set a positive example for the community through their actions and their posts. If you need advice, these are the folks you turn to first.

Get to trust level 4 by…

TOP SECRET! :stuck_out_tongue:

Users at trust level 4 can…

  • Edit all posts
  • Pin/unpin topic
  • Close topic
  • Archive topic
  • Make topic unlisted
  • Split and merge topics
  • Daily like limit increased by 3 ×

Well what do you know? turns out I can achieve level 3 without killing anyone!



You’re kidding, right? :smile:

It’s way easier to kill someone than to work your way up to level 4!

(kidding, kidding, kiddingggggggg!) :stuck_out_tongue:

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Ok OK! Maybe both of you could kidnap DHH and torture him (with your sense of humour!) until he promises to drop Coffeescript for Opal :grin:

Jus kiddin! :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

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Is that what it takes to get to level 4?!?!?!? :smile:

Yeah, not going to work. The odds of us meeting him is pretty much nil! (At least for me, it is!)

Looks like you’ll have to find another way to get DHH to put in Opal! :stuck_out_tongue:


Don’t know why, but I have this vision of @AstonJ bombarding DHH with emails containing subliminal messages about replacing CS with Opal.

I can just see DHH at the next RailsConf, suddenly pausing, his eyes glazing over and going “must…replace…coffesscript…with…opal…”

AJ at a corner rubbing his hands together going “eeexcellent”, Mr Burns style


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Can I be ‘that guy’ and just say that I like actual JS? :stuck_out_tongue:

Just never really liked CS much, and haven’t had a chance to mess with isomorphic ruby at all.

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